thorongil2 (1239) - , Ontario, CANADA - AUG 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle) bright, clear orange amber colour with a medium tall white head; aroma of stewed fruit, hints of bread and citrus; slightly creamy palate; mild, balanced flavour with a long light bitter finish
Defreni (2602) - Husum, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fad: Orange ravfarvet klar med et lille skumhoved. Lidt kedelig duft af malt og en smule citrus humle. Skuffende men drukket på strandpromenaden på Avila beach trækker gevaldigt op på oplevelsen.
sudomorph (600) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle bottled 3/17/14. Pours a near crystal clear copper orange with a half finger, off white head that thins to a ring. Aroma has some fruity esters, a nice caramel, and a hint of barrel. Taste is slightly sweet with some nice barrel characteristics. Caramel, and slightly fruity with a short finish. Medium body and carbonation. Clean in the mouth with a lively carbonation. Overall very tasty and flavourful. Smooth barrel notes with some great caramel and fruity yeast taste.
EamonTheGreat (143) - USA - JUL 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very flavorful pale ale. I love Firestone Walker's double barrel aged beers, and this is no exception. This beer was 5 months old, so I feel it lost some of its hoppy character. A good blend of malt and barrel aged goodness. Can't wait to try this fresh.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
dalfaro86 (265) - Mexico City, MEXICO - JUL 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear amber brew with a small white head with poor retention, aroma is moderate sweet and low bitter with caramel, grain, toasted malt, noble hops,medium to low bodied, flavor is moderate sweet and moderate bitter with a bittersweet finish. Good bitter
reberiii (329) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2014 Deep amber pour from 12oz bottle. Spicy hop nose. Two fingers foam. Clear. Briny-esque mouth with a spicy hop middle, citrus soda finish. Bread backbone. Touch of corn, then booze.
msbernac (615) - POLAND - JUL 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance-golden, hazy, white foam,
Taste-light sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour,
Palate-light body, slick feel,lively, bitter finish
WheatKing (1296) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 9, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Clear reddish amber, no head. Nose is papery, wood, caramel malts. Flavour is more paper, some berry hops. For some reason I feel less bad about rating old beers if they’ve been barrel-aged, but bumping it up a few points to be fair. Took a double-take on the label as FW’s reputation precedes them.
tectactoe (1863) - Michigan, USA - JUL 8, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle: Slightly ruby-tinted copper with good clarity & an off-white foam that quickly recedes to a collar. Aroma is mild, grassy hops with a bit of earthiness & a moderate woodsy essence. A hint of toasted malt crackers here & there with a little bit of that newly polished bureau freshness. Very light overall. Taste includes more earthiness from the hops, definitely English in execution, with a stronger backing of toasted malts just on the fringe of the caramel profile. Toasty. A touch of graininess, the most faint kiss of dry oak, & a little bit of metallic maltiness to finish things off. All-in-all, a decent beer that’s easily quaffable, but nothing very memorable about it, really.
ComradeK (1028) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - JUL 5, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
355ml bottle. Pours a clear ruby amber, with a smallish off-white head, which lasts well and leaves decent lacing. Vanillin oak, floral and orange zest hops, toffee malt and candied fruits make up the aroma. Floral and sweet citrus hops up front give way to supple oak, soft toffee and candied fruits in the mid-palate. Orange blossom hops come in at the finish. This is certainly a unique take on ESB, but also a highly enjoyable one.